Christian Children

We are little Christian children, we can run, and talk, and play

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Tune: RUGBY (Hullah)
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We are little Christian children;
We can run, and talk, and play;
The great God of earth and heaven
Made, and keeps us every day.

2 We are little Christian children;
Christ, the Son of God Most High,
With His precious blood redeemed us,
Dying that we might not die.

3 We are little Christian children;
God the Holy Ghost is here,
Dwelling in our hearts, to make us
Kind and holy, good and dear.

4 We are little Christian children,
Saved by Him who loved us most;
We believe in God Almighty,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #200

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

As a small girl, Cecil Frances Humphries (b. Redcross, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1818; Londonderry, Ireland, 1895) wrote poetry in her school's journal. In 1850 she married Rev. William Alexander, who later became the Anglican primate (chief bishop) of Ireland. She showed her concern for disadvantaged people by traveling many miles each day to visit the sick and the poor, providing food, warm clothes, and medical supplies. She and her sister also founded a school for the deaf. Alexander was strongly influenced by the Oxford Movement and by John Keble's Christian Year. Her first book of poetry, Verses for Seasons, was a "Christian Year" for children. She wrote hymns based on the Apostles' Creed, baptism, the Lord's Supper, the Ten Commandment… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are little Christian children, we can run, and talk, and play
Title: Christian Children
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Ambassador Hymnal #350

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